please please everyone go watch the man from u.n.c.l.e everyone has good characterization and the women are well done everyone is well done and it’s got such great editing and cinematography everything is witty and perfect I’m so in love right now just just
Hey everyone, I’ll go watch Lao Pao'er/Mr. Six at Venice Film Festival on September 12th, I’ll make sure to take pics of posters (if there will be any) and I’ll also write a small review. I still don’t know if I should write a detailed one with spoilers or a simple one where I’ll just talk in general, but I will surely focus on Yifan~
So if you’re interested, please stay tuned~
A short, bulleted essay about the effect of media on our thoughts and why Brooklyn 99 is a Very Important Show
Howdy folks. As you all are probably aware of by now, I started watching Brooklyn Nine Nine and it sort of … all spiraled downhill from there. No, kidding, that was a joke to break the tension. But yeah, I started watching and couldn’t stop. And, in trying to figure out why, I noticed something.
It didn’t chafe me. It didn’t set off alarm bells in my head.
Too often, I’ll start a movie or book or show that will be entertaining, enjoyable even - but then, there’s always a line, or scene, or character, or moment that has me doing a double take. That has me cringing internally. Something that’s wrong, something that’s off, something that I don’t think is necessary. It bothers me, it irks me, and it discolours the entertainment experience I’m having. And yet, every time, I push that feeling away because I’ve resigned myself to the fact that these things will appear in the media I consume, and I might as well take what I can get, because it’s either that little irk or a blatant, in-my-face smear of disgusting and (for lack of a better word) problematic attitudes.
But it didn’t happen this time. And I was so refreshed.
While the show itself can be pretty goofy, and at times even childish, I much prefer it to any of the other “more adult” media content I’ve consumed. Why? Because it didn’t have those little irks.
Not only did it not have irks - it had the opposite of irks. It had - has - anti-irks. It actually soothes the irks from the other shows.
That was partially in jest. But no, seriously. A while ago, when I’d first started watching, someone sent me an ask that read “aren’t there so many things to love about Brooklyn 99?”
And so, because you all know my love for lists, I decided to make a list.
Let’s start with the biggest one: its incredibly
diverse cast. We’ve got a cast of seven characters consisting of two black men,
one of whom is gay; three women (not counting secondary characters) two of whom
are Latina; and two white guys, one of whom is Jewish (Hitchcock and Scully are
mostly background, so I’m omitting them from the “main” cast. If their names
don’t appear on the little intro, they’re not major characters). Of the seven main characters, four of them are POC.
Two of those four are female. But here’s the thing – in each and every case,
the audience is aware of the characters’ background without it being a topic
that is either a) made the butt/punchline of a joke, b) blatantly mentioned and
brought up like it’s something unnatural or strange, or, c) completely ignored.
In all of these cases, the race, sexual orientation, ethnicity and culture of
each individual character is treated as something normal, natural, and respected.
It can be and is part of their motivation as a character, but it isn’t the
be-all, end-all of their personality (in the case of Holt, for example, the
constant discrimination against him as a black gay police officer is a driving
force in his decisions and attitude while not completely encompassing and/or
diminishing his complexity as a character in his own right). It is never seen
as unimportant, and yet simultaneously it’s made known in a gracefully,
bordering-on-subtle way that – and here’s the important thing – normalizes it. This show makes the
harmony and love between a precinct full of people from all different
backgrounds normal and natural and a good thing.
STARTED WATCHING WE GOT MARRIED BC OF YOUR GIFS AND OMG JONG HYUN AND SEUNG YEON ARE SO CUTE IM GUNNA DIE WTF. Shipping them so hard now omg. so adorbs.
I don’t usually post msgs w/ users here (I usually choose to post privately) but please pardon me because I felt that I have to for this XP I’m really glad to be receiving such messages,
First of all i feel really honoured to be able to get you to start watching them!! I’m really glad you started!! Wise choice XDDD
Secondly, I’m also shipping them so hard!! I’ve never seen such a real wgm couple to be honest. I might not have watched a lot of wgm couples but this pair really gives off a huge difference as compared to the other pairs. Maybe because I started global first then the local so it feels like it’s a jump in level….
Heart flutters extremely much more when I look at them, their interactions and all….. Sometimes it can be such simple actions but they make it to be so natural and sweet. The efforts that they put in for each other is even beyond words….. :PPPP
Shoutout to all the others who have not watched and are thinking of watching, go watch right away~~ HAHA ^^
Yes, please go do this. Especially if you’ve never seen Person of Interest before, you can catch up before the new season starts. It’s a really, really good show and I can’t stress that enough. It’s got a little bit of everything:
New well-written, canon, interracial female/female relationship played by Angel’s Amy Acker and The L Word’s Sarah Shahi (the cast/crew/show love and actually care for this ship–no classic TV f/f tropes)
Compelling missions/story lines
Artificial Intelligent Omniscient Gods
Palpable chemistry between the entire cast
More focus on character/story development and not romance
BTVS Scooby Gang-like banter
Comedic relief moments
Movie-like cinematography and directing
Not much filler
Rarely a dull moment
A lovable dog
The writers legitimately care for the fans and the direction of the show whilst being careful not to pander. They’re also interactive with the fans on occasion and don’t take their viewership for granted.
And so much more…
Think of all of the shows you like and take a piece from each one and slap them all together and you’ve got Person of Interest.
Using the stylist to take attention off of the parents giving that interview.
THE INTRO SCENES IN THE PILOT - not taking her student’s BS, going to talk to Henry, the pigtails when the President comes to ask her to serve.
The first dinner she hosts as Secretary of State
Her relationship with Henry in general, but especially scenes where she talks to him about things instead of holding it in - worrying did she do the right thing by taking the job, confronting him about the affair (“I don’t believe it, but I need to hear it from you”) and then talking that out/her realization that of course he wasn’t having an affair, he’s working for the NSA again.
GOING FULL FORCE ON WHAT HAPPENED TO FORMER SECRETARY MARSH.
you know what the most surprising part- and actually the best part- about The Americans is to me? It’s the first Cold War era anything I’ve seen that isn’t set from the perspective of Americans as the “good guys”. It doesn’t turn the Soviets into the good guys either, but it is from the perspective of two Russian spies working undercover in the U.S. and they are the protagonists that the viewer has to connect with/relate to/sympathize with. And the result is a really, really interesting look at things from the “other side” of a war where both sides were equally as “gray” rather, than black-and-white, democracy vs. the commies.